13 November, 2006

My First Year of Culinary Adventure


It’s been close to a year (well to be precise it will be 1 full year tomorrow, coz it’s our 1st wedding anniversary…blushing…he he he) since I have started cooking full time in kitchen. My journey in the world of cooking has taught me one thing: never be scared to try new things. I love playing with ingredients; enjoying the different texture, taste and smell of spices; colour and shape of vegetables; sound of spluttering spices in kadai/pan; clinking noise of vessels; heat, steam and moisture fighting with each other to dominate the kitchen… I have put all my heart and love whenever I cooked, even while cooking a simplest dish.
Although I did enjoy cooking for my family before marriage, it feels like a distant memory compared to what I cooked in the past one year. I used to run a mile away whenever my mom asked me to cook one whole meal… Now all those days feels like blured images… When I actually started full fledged cooking, first few days were nightmares as what to cook; will it be ok; should I cook this or that; how much of ingredients to add; what to add; have I forgotten something; mmmm…something is missing; god!!! I added more salt than required; what am I going to do??? He he he… Thanks to my Amma and Atte who were there for me 24X7 on phone and chat room whenever I needed them. And also to my “much” better half who always encouraged me even during my blue days…
I must confess that there has been up ‘n downs… There is a moment or two when I felt cooking is not my cup of tea. But there are many more memories to relish when I felt I was on top of world because I could cook something so complicated. In the end it’s been one heck of culinary journey for me and I still love each and every moment of it….

38 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Supriya! Happy Anniversary and may you have many many more glorious ones!
    I see that I've missed many of your recent posts. Good ones,all of them. Thanks for sharing and yeah, the photographs are excellent!

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  2. Forgot to add that the collage in this post looks so good!

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  3. hey supriya ...wish you and krish a very happy anniversary ....this site of yours is so very nice to see always as i see something new coming up each day ...good job gal ...proud of you ...may you both have a nice future ahead

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  4. hi vani, thanks for ur wishes:) i'm still a beginner in cooking and photography:) do keep in touch...
    cheers
    supriya

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  5. hi seema babes;)
    thanks a lot for ur wishes:) will convey ur wishes to krish... will meet online sometime soon... tc and happy blogging:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  6. Happy Anniversary :)... nice collage and artwork in both blogs... creative as ever :)

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  7. hey natasha,
    thanks babes:) hope everything is fine at ur side:) will catch up online sometime...
    tc
    cheers
    supriya

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  8. Many hearty wishes for your anniversary,may both of you have wonderful life together of love and of course friendship.
    The Collage is a pleasure to eye ,beautiful and simply awesome.
    thanks for sharing wonderful recipes Supriya.

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  9. thankyou jayashree for ur wishes:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  10. Supriya: Happy anniversary!! I was so glad to read your thoughts, and you know, I know what you mean about the cooking aspect. Its been 5.5 years since I have been married and there are still days when I don't feel confident, but I learn, each day with the encouragement from Kartik-my husband and my kids, and my parents.

    Here's hoping you have a wonderful day together! and of course, rest of your lives.

    Girl, I made all my Chinese spread this evening, and I am beat...I just got done cleaning up, and am going to crash. Gobi Manchurian turned out SUPERB and so did the fried rice and Lo-Mein!! Will post that soon!! Thanks for a great recipe! Sorry this msg is so long!

    Cheers,Trupti

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  11. Congratulations and Happy Happy Happy anniversary dear Supriya.

    Hey, would not be the same (or fun) if cooking was a simple process, now would it. I am delighted for you. You have great recipes, please keep going.

    Thanks

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  12. Have a very happy anniversary, Supriya...that's a lovely collection of pics.

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  13. Hi,
    Happy Anniversary, supriya..Happy blogging.

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  14. Supriya! Wow Happy Anniversary! Hope that its the first of many more to come.

    And I was like you, run at the thought of a full meal before marriage and four years later i'm here checking out people's recipes :)

    Well congrats!

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  15. Hey Supriya,
    Cingratulations!
    its nice to read your thoughts, but believe me, everyone will be having such feeling in the starting days of marriage life, when for the very first time she is made cooking incharge of their home.even I had such experiences...
    But thats what we love to remeber for our life time... ! right ?
    well,
    have happy days,months and years ahead with your hubby!
    Stay tuned
    -Pooja

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  16. hi trupti,
    thanks a lot girl for ur wishes:) n dont worry abt writing a long message coz i love reading ur feedback:)
    i'm glad that ur chinese bash was gr8 success... waiting for ur post in ur blog:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  17. hi dilip, thanks for ur wishes:) u r so true about cooking:) the pleasure we get from cooking is nothing comapred to the lenghty process. i dont prefer shortcuts in anything so why in cooking?:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  18. hi jayashree,
    thanks for ur wishes and compliments:) i'm glad that u liked my collage
    cheers
    supriya

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  20. hi menu today:)
    thanks a lot for ur wishes:)
    n happy blogging to u too
    cheers
    supriya

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  21. hi praveena,
    thanks for ur good wishes:)
    i'm glad to know that i'm not the only one who used to run a mile away when it came to cooking:) but things have canged for good reasons:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  22. hi pooja,
    thanks babes for ur wishes:) what u said is so true:) its a among the memories to be treasured and cherished:) and i am loving each and every encounter in my cooking adventure:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  23. Dear Sia a very Happy Anniversary wishes to both you and hubby!

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  24. hi sumitha.
    thanks a lot for ur wish:)
    happy blogging
    cheers
    supriya

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  25. Congrats Supriya, wishing you all the best in your kitchen & life for all the years to come
    --sandeepa

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  26. hi sandeepa,
    thats a sweet wish:) thankyou...
    cheers
    supriya

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  27. thanks trupti,
    we both are in our office, slogging:) and 2day i have got more share of work than normal:( but still, enjoying it.. thanks a lot for ur wishes:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  28. Hi Supriya

    Wish you a happy anniversary. Keep cooking and be happy!

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  29. hi lakshmi,
    thank u for ur wishes:)
    happy blogging:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  30. Happy Anniversary Sia !

    Love the musis but Iam not able to recollect the song :(

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  31. hi priya,
    thanks for ur wishes...
    this is a.r.rehman's tanha tanha from rangeela:) hope u remember it nw:)
    cheers

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  32. aaah..I figured it out, its 'tanha tanha' from Rangeela....much.much slower and better version! been racking my brain..hehe.

    Trupti

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  33. Congrats Supriya. I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating not one but two events :) Looking forward to great recipes from you.

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  34. Hi Sia,my first time to your blog.Belated anniversary wishes to you...you know what,my first wedding anniversary just fell 3 days after urs(17th)..so we both are sailing on the same boat,huh!!..Congrats again..you got a lovely blog..

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  35. hi deepa,
    thanks girl and belated anniversay wishes to u too:) and also welcome to my blog:)do keep in touch:)
    cheers

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  36. he he trupti, good to know that u got the right track at last;) he he he

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  37. hi madira:)
    thanks a lot for ur warm wishes:) but i'm confused as what is the 2nd event? mmm.... i tend to be a big tubelight in thinking;)
    cheers
    supriya

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